Examples help define concepts. The tonal mid-range in photos is just one of many models for appreciating the benefits derived from blending more polarized positions.

       Here are some frameworks applying this concept:

 1.       Diversity, debate and pluralism;

 2.       Change that is relative, not strategic or transformational;

 3.       The conciliatory decision-making of President Barack Obama;

 4.       The campaign platform of Yukio Hatoyama, whose opposition Democrats in Japan just won by a landslide;

 5.       The more temperate, interpretive view of Islam from Cairo columnist, Gamal al-Bana;

 6.       Independent news media and public access to information vs. restrictions on the press. (Compare Mexico and Chile to the People’s Republic of China, Venezuela and Brazil.)